South Sudan to need more food aid after vote: UN

Published on 12 January 2011

The number of people in South Sudan needing food aid is set to rise after an independence vote, depending on the security of food supplies and inflow of people returning to the South, the United Nations said. (..) In the best-case scenario of a peaceful referendum process, the number of people receiving emergency food aid would rise to 1.4 million during the lean season from March until August 2011, the UN's Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) said in a report on Wednesday.

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